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  1. Celebrating 100 Years

    Celebrating 100 Years

    The Wachenheim Gallery focuses on the history of The New York Public Library, from its founding and original collections to the construction of its Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd...

    12.29.11

  2. Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Pritzker Prize-winner Kevin Roche is acclaimed for his skillful integration of man-made and natural environments. Drawing on material originally presented at the Yale School of Architecture, the...

    12.29.11

  3. Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio...

    12.29.11

  4. Craig Dykers of Snøhetta

    Craig Dykers of Snøhetta

    Craig Dykers is co-founder and principal of Snøhetta, an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design practice based in Oslo and New York. In recent years, the firm has won...

    12.29.11

  5. Beneath the Surface: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio

    Beneath the Surface: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio

    For our third and final installment of Beneath the Surface, we visit the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio in Manhattan to talk about the recent Koch Theater project at Lincoln Center, which features a...

    12.29.11

  6. John Chamberlain: Choices

    John Chamberlain: Choices

    The exhibition of the American sculptor's work comprises nearly 100 pieces, from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years. This...

    12.29.11

  7. Lifelike

    Lifelike

    Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group...

    12.29.11

  8. Improving the Modern Home, 1900–1945

    Improving the Modern Home, 1900–1945

    This exhibition seeks to illustrate how designers in Europe and America responded to new ideas and attitudes about health, hygiene, and efficiency in the home in the early twentieth century....

    12.29.11

  9. Barns Ennobled
    House Tours

    Barns Ennobled

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    12.29.11

  10. Braver's New World
    House Tours

    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  11. Arch Support
    House Tours

    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  12. MAD Curator on Crafting Modernism

    MAD Curator on Crafting Modernism

    The American Decorative Arts Forum welcomes Jeannine Falino, curator of New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), who will lecture on her museum's traveling exhibition that's focused on...

    12.28.11

  13. The Wood Life
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    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  14. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  15. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Interviews

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design this year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.11

  16. Friday Finds 12.23.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.23.11

    In this edition of Friday Finds, a look at Seattle's burgeoning design scene, a compendium of clever bookshelves, a photo essay of volcanic activity around the globe, and more. After today, Dwell...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.23.11

  17. Neutra For Sale
    House Tours

    Neutra For Sale

    Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.23.11

  18. Hidden Heroes Hits London
    Event Spotlight

    Hidden Heroes Hits London

    Hidden Heroes, a traveling exhibit celebrating masterful design as applied to the everyday object, has touched down in London at the Science Museum where it will remain into May of next year. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.22.11

  19. DIY Holiday Gifts

    DIY Holiday Gifts

    Handcrafted gifts carry a certain charm with them and often prove to be the less-expensive and more personalized gift alternative. With endless do-it-yourself projects out there, you can rest...

    written by: Tammy Vinson
    12.21.11

  20. Paper-Covered Votives

    Paper-Covered Votives

    Whether you want to stick to the vintage style of Norwegian Cathrineholm enamelware (shown) or vary off with your own design, paper-covered votive candleholders are quick and easy DIY gifts or even...

  21. Covered Notebooks

    Covered Notebooks

    For those of us who take a lot of notes day-to-day, receiving a new notebook is always appreciated. These handmade covered notebooks are quick and inexpensive to make, and with endless paper...

  22. Woven Lamp

    Woven Lamp

    Lighting your home with a flare of design doesn't have to be expensive. This year, give a handmade woven lamp to brighten another's living space while also adding a hanging piece of inspiration to...

  23. Zippered Pouch

    Zippered Pouch

    Spice up your DIY skills using the light sensitive dye Inkodye. The sun-activated dye can be used on textiles, wood, and any natural fiber. Just one of the many Inkodye-based projects, this fabric...

  24. Branch Hooks

    Branch Hooks

    Taking us back to the basics, these branch hooks require only a tree branch, knife, sandpaper, varnish or paint, and a way to connect it to the wall. Pretty simple, yet makes for a clever gift.

  25. Clockeee Timepiece

    Clockeee Timepiece

    While DIY kits for Clockeee’s timepieces aren’t currently available, the framework of each clock is a complete modern DIY inspiration. Sans official kit, it may be a little bit of a...

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